Duration12 Nights 13 Days
DestinationsMumbai - Bhavnagar - Palitana - Ahmedpur - Mandvi - Somnath - Sasan-Gir - Junagarh - Rajkot - Wankaner - Ahmedabad - Mumbai
Day 1: Mumbai
Welcome to India, You will be received by Premium India Tour representative at international airport and assisted to your hotel. In the Hotel you will have a brief description of your tour and the representative will hand over your documents regarding the tour, Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Mumbai
After breakfast takes a sight seeing tour of Bombay, drive to Gateway of India and from here cruise by motorboats to Elephanta Caves. A flight of 100 steps takes you to the top of the hill where it is set. The caves houses large pillars that seem to hold the ceiling which is made of cross beams. The picturesque presentations of the 9 marvelous sculptured panels, set on the walls are awe-inspiring. The most famous of the panels is the Trimurthi, or triple-headed Shiva, where the God is depicted as the destroyer, the preserver and the creator. Later visit Prince of Wales Museum, Parliament House, Marine Drive, Jain Temple, Hanging Gardens, Return back to the hotel for overnight.
Note: Elephanta Caves and Prince of Wales museum are closed on every Monday.
Day 3: Mumbai - Bhavnagar (By Air)
After breakfast check out from the hotel. Transfer to the airport to board the morning flight for Bhavnagar. Assistance on Arrival and transfer to the hotel. After relaxation take a sightseeing tour of Bhavnagar visiting the Gandhi Smriti which has a library, a small museum, gallery and memorial to the founder of India. Nearby is Gauri Shankar Lake, a picnic spot and Takhteshwar Temple with fine views from the hilltop. The Bhavnagar lock gate keeps ship afloat during low tides in the city's port. Rest of the day at leisure or you may explore the city on your own. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 4: Bhavnagar - Palitana (50 kms 1 hr)
After breakfast checkout the hotel and drive to Palitana. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Later visit the Palitana temple, covered Shatrunjaya Hill; 2,000 ft. near Palitana town has 863 shrines and exquisite marble temples with arches, carved pillars and bejewelled idols. The temples range from the 11th to 20th century. Rest of the evening free for individual activities. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 5: Palitana - Ahmedpur-Mandvi (186 kms-4 hrs)
Today morning after breakfast checkout the hotel and drive to Ahmedpur-Mandvi. On arrival at check in at the hotel. Ahmedpur-Mandvi, on the coastline of Gujarat, is one of the finest beaches in India. Afternoon visit the beach and relax. Rest of the day free for individual activities. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 6: Ahmedpur – Mandvi
Today you can spend the whole day at the beach. The beach is white and firm, ideal for walks, and the water perfect for swimming. A variety of Water sports options are on offer-water scooting, skiing, surfing, Para sailing, and speed boating. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 7: Ahmedpur - Somnath (58 - 2hours) - Sasan Gir
Today in the morning after breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Somnath. On arrival at Somnath proceed directly to visit the Shiva temple. Somnath, The historic shore temple of Somnath is one of the 12 important Jyotirlingas of Shiva in India. A museum nearby has exhibits from the original temple before invaders destroyed it. The port town of Veraval nearby has interesting docks and palaces. Later leave for Sasan Gir by car. On arrival at Sasan-Gir, check-in at the hotel. Evening jungle safari into the sanctuary. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 8: Sasan-Gir - Junagarh (58 kms- 1hr)
In the morning after breakfast the day will be free for game viewing and jungle safari at the Gir Wild life Reserve, you will be lucky to spot the king of the jungle. Later depart from Sasan Gir and drive to Junagarh. On arrival at Junagarh check-in at the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 9: Junagarh
After breakfast visit to the Junagarh Fort, rife with palaces, gardens and mosques: Fort Uparkot and Sakerbagh Garden, take a panoramic view of Girnar Mountain, which has the 12th century Jain temples. Rest of the day free for relaxation. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10: Junagarh - Rajkot - Wankaner (160 kms-3 hrs)
After breakfast checkout the hotel and depart by car for Wankaner en route visiting Rajkot. If time permits visit the Watson Museum Located in the pleasant Jubilee garden, Swaminarayan Temples and Gurukul are the places where people of all faith go to seek blessings. On arrival at Wankaner, check in at the hotel. In Wankaner you can Experience mix culture of Saurashtra, North Gujarat and Kutch. Rest of the evening free for leisure and relaxation. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 11: Wankaner - Ahmedabad (211 kms-5hrs)
After breakfast checkout the hotel and visit the various temples and Ranjit Vilas Palace etc. Drive to Ahmedabad . On arrival at Ahmedabad check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure or you may explore the city on your own. Overnight at Hotel. Ahmedabad, founded in the year 1411 AD is located on the banks of river Sabarmati. Ahmedabad has been named after Sultan Ahmed Shah, who was primarily responsible for building it. Today, this city is known as the 'Manchester of the East'. One of the highly industrialised cities in India, Ahmedabad is also India's Textile City. The old city of Ahmedabad is dotted with labyrinthine bylanes called 'pols'. The exquisite carved wooden mansions and havelis are in no manner less than their stone counterparts in Rajasthan. The city is full of architectural delights. Though the capital of Gujarat was shifted from Ahmedabad to Gandhinagar, it is still the second largest industrial city in western India.
Day 12: Ahmedabad
Today morning after breakfast take a sightseeing tour of the city, visiting the magnificent Mosque of Siddi Saiyad with its exquisite stone carvings, the beautiful Jama Masjid, white marbled Hathee Singh's Temple, Dada Hari Baoli, Shaking Minarets, Calico Textile Museum and Sabarmati Ashram started by Mahatma Gandhi. Afternoon visit to Akshardham 32 kms. Afternoon excursion to Patan visiting Rani-Ki-Vav and other architectural buildings, Overnight at Hotel.
Day 13: Ahmedabad – Mumbai (By Air)
Today after breakfast check out the hotel and transfer to the domestic airport to board the scheduled flight for Mumbai. On arrival transfer meet our representative and in time transfer to the international airport for your flight back to home.